Well, since I'm training for the New York Marathon (YAY!) I've been trying to figure out what my Marathon Pace could be. My only marathon up to date is the Swiss Alpine Marathon, and that's not really a race that can be used to predict the time on a next marathon. Unless that next marathon is the Swiss Alpine Marathon. And since the NYCM is not the Swiss Alpine Marathon, but a flat course marathon, my Swiss Alpine Marathon time is of no use.
So, I just decided on a marathon pace that's just a bit (a bit bit) faster than my 22 mile long run pace. And I'll just try to hold on to that pace on my marathon pace runs.
If Ryan Reynolds can finish the NYCM in 3:50, I should be able to finish under 4 hours, shouldn't I?
What's your take on marathon time calculators? How do you figure out what your marathon pace should be?